Synonyms and Antonyms of aggrandize
1 to assign a high status or value to a movie that aggrandizes the bad guys and makes the cops look like dopes Synonyms exalt, canonize, deify, dignify, elevate, ennoble, enshrine, ensky, enthrone, glorify, magnifyRelated Words boost, lift, promote, raise, upgrade, uplift; heighten, intensify; idealize, romanticize, sanitize, sugarcoat; acclaim, extol (also extoll), honor, laud, praiseNear Antonyms belittle, decry, depreciate, detract, disparage, minimizeAntonyms abase, degrade, demean, humble, humiliate
2 to make greater in size, amount, or number a generous grant, enabling the library to significantly aggrandize its collection of books on tape Synonyms accelerate, add (to), increase, amplify, augment, boost, build up, compound, enlarge, escalate, expand, extend, hype, multiply, pump up, raise, swell, stoke, supersize, upRelated Words boom, jump, skyrocket, spike; bump (up), ratchet (up) also rachet (up); blow up, dilate, distend, inflate; draw out, elongate, flesh (out), lengthen, prolong, protract, stretch; develop, enhance, heighten, intensify, magnify; complement, supplement; beef (up), reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; maximize; accumulate, amass, collect; follow up, parlayNear Antonyms abbreviate, abridge, curtail, shorten; compress, condense, constrict, contract; cut back, retrenchAntonyms abate, decrease, de-escalate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, lessen, lower, minify, reduce, subtract (from)
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